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2014

  • Convergence Review

    August 8, 2014

    Philadelphia Inquirer Reviews“ Convergence.
  • Graduating Seniors Win Awards in Architecture

    June 17, 2014

    Michael Pearson Prize for Best Thesis. Henry Adams Prize For Best Academic Record. Alpha Rho Chi Medal For Leadership And Service. ARCC/King & Leonard B. Bureau Prize For Excellence In Research.
  • Architectural Ark

    June 5, 2014

    Architecture Professor Jason Austin wins Folly 2014 Competition with modern ark.
  • BattleFest Strikes Back

    June 5, 2014

    Music Industry hosts a year-end BattleFest with four local bands.
  • D&M and Fashion Garner Top National Rankings

    June 5, 2014

    Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising were ranked by Fashion-Schools.org as top programs.
  • On the Next DNEWS…

    June 5, 2014

    June 6 episode of DNEWS.
  • New d&m magazine

    June 5, 2014

    Spring 2014 issue of d&m magazine.
  • New Date to Celebrate Fox Historic Costume Collection

    June 5, 2014

    The new date to celebrate the naming of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection is June 24.
  • Senior Shows

    June 5, 2014

    Senior Shows 2014.
  • Westphal in Los Angeles

    June 5, 2014

    Westphal in Los Angeles 2014.
  • Smart Belly Band

    June 4, 2014

    Genevieve Dion progresses with development of the “belly band” wearable technology at the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory.
  • Students Produce Lauren Weedman’s Show

    June 4, 2014

    EAM students produce one-woman show with HBO star Lauren Weedman.
  • BattleFest Strikes Back

    May 27, 2014

    MAD Dragon Records’ second round-robin BattleFest takes place June 10.
  • Bon Voyage, Seniors

    May 27, 2014

    Westphal College celebrates the graduating class of 2014 with Senior Send-Off
  • Commencement

    May 27, 2014

    Westphal College Commencement will take place June 14, 2014.
  • Digital Media

    May 27, 2014

    The Digital Media 2014 Senior Show takes place on May 31.
  • Film & Video

    May 27, 2014

    The 2014 Film & Video Senior Show takes place on June 13 at International House.
  • Graphic Design

    May 27, 2014

    The 2014 Graphic Design Senior Show takes place June 12.
  • Interior Design

    May 27, 2014

    The Interior Design program will hold its 2014 senior show on Thursday, June 12.
  • Photography

    May 27, 2014

    The Photography program will hold its 2014 senior show June 6 through 10.
  • Spring Music Series

    May 27, 2014

    The 2014 Spring Music Concert Series takes place June 4 through June 8.
  • Product Design

    May 27, 2014

    The inaugural Product Design Senior Show takes place May 30 through June 2, 2014.
  • Graphic Design Senior Show 2014

    May 27, 2014

    The Graphic Design Senior Show is an exhibition of outstanding work that represents the diversity of the Graphic Design curriculum.
  • 2014 Kahn Memorial Lecture

    May 20, 2014

    Join the Philadelphia Center for Architecture for our 29th Louis I. Kahn Memorial Lecture, featuring Steven Holl, FAIA.
  • Anita Hill Documentary

    May 16, 2014

    On Thursday, June 5 we will host a screening open to the Drexel community of Anita: Speaking Truth to Power, a gripping documentary that speaks to the legacy of attorney Anita Hill and reveals the intimate story of the experiences that led her to become a national figure for social justice.
  • Award-winning Business Plans

    May 16, 2014

    The award-winners have been announced for the 2014 Nina Henderson Business Challenge, which recently engaged 9 teams composed of 25 Westphal College students from across five College programs.
  • Drexel Dance in Philadelphia Schools

    May 16, 2014

    The Dance Program will present an open-to-the-public matinee performance of the transformative works created through Drexel’s Youth Performance Exchange on Friday, May 30.
  • Council of Fashion Design’s Top Student Honors

    May 16, 2014

    We are pleased to announce that Graduate Fashion Design student Yi Deng has received the highly coveted $25,000 Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship, awarded each year to the most exemplary and innovative women’s wear design student in the country.
  • 2014 Fashion Show

    May 16, 2014

    The annual Drexel Fashion Show, always a tour-de-force of exceptional work from the collections of senior and graduate Fashion Design students, will take place on Saturday, June 7 at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard.
  • Rankin Artist Residency: Lucretia Knapp

    May 16, 2014

    In filmmaker Lucretia Knapp’s video short, “Looking for Michael,” the online avatar world of Second Life merges virtual reality with recent historical events.
  • Tenure and Promotion

    May 16, 2014

    We are pleased to announce and congratulate the Westphal College faculty members who have recently been awarded tenure and promotion.
  • Connecting: Makers

    May 15, 2014

    The second chapter of “Connecting,” a series of short documentary films that explore trends in interaction and experience design, will be screened by Product Design Program Director Michael Glaser.
  • AIAS silent auction

    May 1, 2014

    Drexel’s AIAS students’ Napkin Sketch silent auction
  • Alphonso McClendon at National Conference

    May 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising Professor Alphonso McClendon at the Popular and American Culture Association National Conference
  • Anda Dubinskis exhibited works

    May 1, 2014

    Drawing Area Coordinator Anda Dubinskis exhibited work at Icon Gallery in Maine, the Biggs Museum of American Art in Delaware, and the Woodmere Museum of Art in Pennsylvania
  • Andrea Modica’s work exhibited

    May 1, 2014

    Photography Professor Andrea Modica’s work exhibited at Gallery 339 in Philadelphia and at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon
  • Anne Cecil at National Conference

    May 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising Program Director Anne Cecil at the Popular and American Culture Association National Conference
  • EAM hosted Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright

    May 1, 2014

    Entertainment & Arts Management faculty hosted Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright
  • Call Michaelides received the Charles Evans Scholarship

    May 1, 2014

    Fashion Design student Call Michaelides received the Charles Evans Foundation Fashion Design Scholarship
  • Cathy Hernandez appointed the Executive Director

    May 1, 2014

    Arts Administration Online alum Cathy Hernandez appointed the Executive Director of the Louisiana State Council of the Arts.
  • Milanese terracotta sculpture

    May 1, 2014

    Art & Art History Professor Charles Morscheck published an article on Milanese terracotta sculpture.
  • Claire Owen’s work featured in traveling exhibition

    May 1, 2014

    Graphic Design Adjunct Professor Claire Owen’s work featured in the Center for Art and Wood’s traveling exhibition
  • David Deneen received Best Makeup Award

    May 1, 2014

    Film & Video Professor David Deneen received Best Makeup Award at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Film Festival
  • Dr. David Raizman at the Tsinghua University in Beijing

    May 1, 2014

    Art & Art History Professor Dr. David Raizman gave two lectures at the Tsinghua University in Beijing
  • Major grant from City of Philadelphia

    May 1, 2014

    Interior Design Program Director Debra Ruben received major grant from City of Philadelphia for Morton McMichael School Playground Project
  • Derek Gillman at the First All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference

    May 1, 2014

    Art & Art History Professor Derek Gillman presented a paper at the First All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference in Geneva
  • Diana Nicholas at Environmental Design Research Association conference

    May 1, 2014

    Interior Design Professor Diana Nicholas presented work at the Environmental Design Research Association conference in New Orleans
  • Dr. Andrew Zitcer included in an Al Jazeera America story

    May 1, 2014

    Dr. Andrew Zitcer, Arts Administrator Professor, included in an Al Jazeera America story about the Mantua “Promise Zone” neighborhood
  • Drexel Dance students’ culmination performance with HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy

    May 1, 2014

    News coverage for Drexel Dance students’ 2014 culmination performance with HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Dr. Joe Hancock appointed Executive Director

    May 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising Professor Joe Hancock appointed Executive Director of Events for the Popular and American Culture Association
  • Elizabeth Pollack; Best Play

    May 1, 2014

    Screenwriting & Playwriting student Elizabeth Pollack received Best Play at New Cavern New Play Festival
  • Findlay Zotter accepted into Assistant Director Trainee program

    May 1, 2014

    Film & Video alum Findlay Zotter accepted into the Directors Guild of America Assistant Director Trainee program
  • Three Graphic Design USA Awards received

    May 1, 2014

    Westphal Faculty work received three Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Awards 2014
  • Genevieve Dion named one of 100 Most Creative People in Business 2014

    May 1, 2014

    Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory Director Genevieve Dion named one of 100 Most Creative People in Business 2014 by Fast Company
  • Hunter Snyder receives Fulbright Scholarship and named NatGeo Young Explorer

    May 1, 2014

    Film & Video alum Hunter Snyder received a Fulbright Scholarship and was named 2014 National Geographic Young Explorer
  • Interior Design alumni nominated for Rising Star Award

    May 1, 2014

    Interior Design alumni Courtney Robinson and Shauna Capen nominated for Interior Designer Rising Star Award for NEOCON
  • Jocelyn Tarquini-Motter; published

    May 1, 2014

    Jocelyn Tarquini-Motter, Film & Video Professor, published the book AVID Editing: The Art of Digital Storytelling
  • Jon Wolf received Webby Award

    May 1, 2014

    Film & Video alum Jon Wolf received Webby Award
  • The 8th issue of the Journal of Retail Culture and Image

    May 1, 2014

    The 8th issue of the Journal of Retail Culture and Image
  • Julia Cybularez delivered TEDx talk

    May 1, 2014

    Photography Program Adjunct Professor Julia Cybularez delivered Connecticut College TEDx talk
  • Kyle Jackson’s play accepted into Fresh Fruit Festival

    May 1, 2014

    Arts Administration Online graduate student Kyle Jackson’s play, EVERYBODY ELSE’S LIGHT, accepted into New York City’s Fresh Fruit Festival
  • Linda Kim named Visual History Archive Teaching Fellow

    May 1, 2014

    Art & Art History Professor Linda Kim named 2014 University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive Teaching Fellow
  • Macy’s CEO visit to Westphal

    May 1, 2014

    Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren’s 2014 visit to Westphal profiled in Women’s Wear Daily article.
  • Mark Christopher to write period thriller

    May 1, 2014

    Cinema & TV Professor Mark Christopher to write period thriller for Warner Horizon
  • Maureen McMenamin receives First Place

    May 1, 2014

    Interior Architecture & Design student Maureen McMenamin received First Place from American Society of Interior Designers.
  • Charles Morscheck at Milan conference

    May 1, 2014

    Art & Art History Professor Charles Morscheck presented a paper at the Milan conference, “Santa Maria delle Grazie. Una storia dalla fondazione a metà Cinquecento”
  • MSR received award for URBN Center

    May 1, 2014

    Architecture firm MSR received 2014 award for URBN Center design
  • Neiman Marcus SVP's visit to Westphal

    May 1, 2014

    News coverage for Neiman Marcus SVP Ken Downing’s 2014 visit to Westphal
  • Nerscholar

    May 1, 2014

    Nerscholar named Drexel’s Game Art & Production Program to its list of favorite programs
  • Nick Cassway on WHYY

    May 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising Professor Nick Cassway featured on WHYY for installation of portraits at Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Osman Cueto received substantial news coverage for asthma inhaler

    May 1, 2014

    Product Design student Osman Cueto received substantial news coverage for asthma inhaler design
  • Product Design Program’s inaugural senior show

    May 1, 2014

    News coverage for the Product Design Program’s inaugural senior show
  • Ricardo Torres honored

    May 1, 2014

    Arts Administration Online graduate student Ricardo Torres honored at the Arts & Business Council Volunteer Awards Celebration 2014
  • Rosemary Murphy; work for AIGA Centennial Celebration

    May 1, 2014

    Graphic Design Adjunct Professor Rosemary Murphy created work for the AIGA Centennial Celebration
  • The Cleftomaniacs release their first album

    May 1, 2014

    The Cleftomaniacs release their first album.
  • Sonic Signatures Symposium

    May 1, 2014

    Music Industry Professor Toby Seay presented a paper at the Sonic Signatures Symposium in Denmark
  • Yvonne Leach at National Conference

    May 1, 2014

    Cinema & Television Department Head Yvonne Leach at the Popular and American Culture Association National Conference
  • Alan Brown Residency

    April 30, 2014

    On the evening of Monday, April 28, the Drexel Arts Administration graduate students and the Philadelphia arts and culture community were honored take part in a lecture and reception with Alan Brown, renowned arts research consultant at WolfBrown.
  • Birds of Luxury

    April 30, 2014

    The second installment of the Audubon Series luxury art pieces.
  • Driving Autism Awareness

    April 30, 2014

    Despite the growing availability of a variety of mobile community health services, the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s clinic-on-wheels, Mobile REACH, is not just the first of its kind in Philadelphia, but it’s one of only three mobile clinics for autism assessment in the country.
  • Historic Costume Collection’s New Name

    April 30, 2014

    Drexel President John A. Fry and Cara Fry will host a formal dedication of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection on Monday, May 12 at 11:00 am.
  • Julie Van Blarcom

    April 30, 2014

    We are pleased to announce that Julie Van Blarcom, veteran grantmaker, fundraiser and CEO, will join Westphal College and Drexel University as our new Assistant Vice President of Development.
  • Macy’s Chief Executive

    April 30, 2014

    Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President & CEO of retail powerhouse Macy's, Inc. is this year’s Design & Merchandising Distinguished Speaker and recipient of the third annual Westphal Award.
  • Spring Dance Concerts

    April 30, 2014

    Zest, vivacity and quick-fire impulses are key elements of the sixteen pieces in this spring’s FreshDance and Dance Ensemble concerts, comprised of choreography from student, faculty and professional dancers from the Philadelphia region.
  • The Agency Group

    April 30, 2014

    Natalia Nastaskin, CEO of U.S. Operations for The Agency Group – the world’s leading independent talent booking agency – will give a free-to-the-public talk on May 13 at 6:00 pm.
  • Veronica Mars Producer

    April 30, 2014

    L.A.-based film and television producer Dan Etheridge will visit this month from May 19 to May 22 as a Rankin Scholar in Residence.
  • Westphal’s First IMLS Grant

    April 30, 2014

    We are proud to announce Arts Administration Professor Neville Vakharia’s recent receipt of a two-year, $93,500 Research and Development grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
  • Giant Tetris

    April 21, 2014

    Dr. Frank Lee, Game Art & Production Associate Professor, received substantial press attention in more than 1,400 national and international outlets for his creation of the giant Tetris game.
  • Alumni Weekend

    April 18, 2014

    On May 2 and May 3 Drexel University will host the largest alumni event of the year. The classes of 1964 and 1989 will return to campus to reunite for their biennial celebration.
  • Coffee & Jazz

    April 18, 2014

    What pairs better than the swinging sounds of jazz and the aroma of coffee?
  • Crimes of the Heart

    April 18, 2014

    Drexel University’s Co-Op Theatre Company will present an irreverent tragicomedy centered on the plight of three young Mississippi sisters. Crimes of the Heart opens Thursday, May 8 at 8:00 pm in Westphal College’s URBN Center Annex Black Box Theater.
  • Kiss Me, Kate

    April 18, 2014

    Westphal College’s music, theatre and dance programs are collaborating on a production of the Cole Porter musical, Kiss Me, Kate.
  • On the Next DNews…

    April 18, 2014

    The next episode of Drexel’s television news magazine, DNews, will air on May 2 at 8:00 pm on DUTV (Comcast channels 54 or 62 and Fios channel 37).
  • Research Day 2014

    April 18, 2014

    Of the more than 400 student projects on display at Drexel University’s annual Research Day, 44 presentations were from Westphal College graduate and undergraduate students representing 9 programs, including Product Design, Graduate Arts Administration, Design & Merchandising, Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Media, Graduate Digital Media, Dance, and Screenwriting & Playwriting.
  • Style Icon: Grace Kelly

    April 18, 2014

    The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) will open its doors to the public for a “Style Saturday” event featuring a look at the iconic style of Philadelphia’s beloved Grace Kelly.
  • Summer Program for Budding Entrepreneurs

    April 18, 2014

    A new partnership between the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts and Drexel’s Westphal College and Drexel’s Close School of Entrepreneurship, provides students and alumni with the opportunity to test and develop ideas for products and businesses begun during school.
  • Stage & Screen with Doug Wright

    April 18, 2014

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, and librettist Doug Wright will visit as a distinguished Rankin Scholar for a residency comprised of sessions with students, a Professional Development workshop, and a public presentation titled “Stage to Screen and Back Again.”
  • Architecture student, part of Drexel Design Team, wins Most Innovative Design Award

    April 15, 2014

    Architecture student Katrina Conners, part of Drexel Design Team, wins Most Innovative Design Award in the 2014 Charles Pankow Foundation Competition.
  • Research Day 1st prize winner – James Lee

    April 13, 2014

    DIGM graduate takes home first prized in this years research day.
  • Nina Rappaport: Deep Decoration/New Structural Design

    April 10, 2014

    ARFAA lecture series presents Nina Rappaport: Deep Decoration/New Structural Design.
  • Noted Arts Researcher Alan Brown

    April 4, 2014

    The graduate Arts Administration program will host distinguished arts researcher, Alan Brown, as a Rankin Scholar in Residence on Monday, April 28.
  • Delivering Smiles with ConKerr

    April 4, 2014

    Westphal’s Fashion Design and Graphic Design programs partner with ConKerr Cancer to comfort children with life-changing illnesses.
  • Fox Historic Costume Collection

    April 4, 2014

    One of the oldest research collections in the United States, Drexel’s collection of more than 12,000 fashionable garments, accessories, textiles, and related ephemera has been renamed The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, in honor of a million dollar commitment from Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon. ’13).
  • Illustrating with Ink

    April 4, 2014

    Artist Bil Donovan will give a lecture and demonstration on fashion illustration employing ink.
  • ARFAA Lecture: Nina Rappaport

    April 4, 2014

    The Department of Architecture & Interiors will host a free-to-the-public presentation by accomplished critic, curator, and historian Nina Rappaport on Thursday, April 10.
  • Sony Student Ambassador

    April 4, 2014

    If you are a Drexel student who revels in sharing the latest technology with others, a Sony promotions position might be the right part-time employment or Co-op opportunity for you.
  • World Press Photo Exhibition

    April 4, 2014

    An impressive cross-section of the world’s most dynamic and outstanding photojournalism will be up at Drexel University's Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in an exhibition of award-winning photos from the 57th annual World Press Photo competition.
  • Neiman Marcus' Ken Downing

    April 4, 2014

    The definitive arbiter of fashion for Neiman Marcus, Ken Downing, will make a return visit to the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design on Friday, April 11.
  • Architecture Alums in Drexel's 'Forty Under Forty'

    April 3, 2014

    Architecture alums, Robert and Kelly Gibb Piasecki are featured in Drexel Magazine's 'Forty Under Forty.'
  • Ada Tremonte book review in Excellence in Higher Education Journal

    April 1, 2014

    Interior Design Professor Ada Tremonte published a book review in the Excellence in Higher Education Journal.
  • Andrea Modica’s work exhibited

    April 1, 2014

    Art & Art History Professor Andrea Modica’s work included in exhibitions at Philadelphia’s Gallery 339 and the Akron Art Museum.
  • Arts Advocacy Day 2014 in DC

    April 1, 2014

    Arts Administration students participate in Arts Advocacy Day 2014 in Washington, DC.
  • Bruce Pollock in Schmidt Dean Gallery exhibition

    April 1, 2014

    Art & Art History Professor Bruce Pollock’s paintings included in Schmidt Dean Gallery exhibition.
  • Yuxing Zhang receives Cooperative Education Award

    April 1, 2014

    Interior Design student Yuxing Zhang received Drexel’s Cooperative Education Award.
  • Dr. Danielle Rice presented a Signature Event

    April 1, 2014

    Museum Leadership Program Director Dr. Danielle Rice presented a Signature Event with the Forum of Executive Women Delaware.
  • Dr. Frank Lee’s Tetris on the Cira Center

    April 1, 2014

    News coverage for Game Art & Production Professor Dr. Frank Lee’s Tetris on the Cira Center.
  • Dr. Jichen Zhu presented at International Conference

    April 1, 2014

    Digital Media Professor Dr. Jichen Zhu presented a paper at the 9th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games.
  • Global Fashion Brands: Style, Luxury & History

    April 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising Professor Dr. Joseph Hancock co-edited the book Global Fashion Brands: Style, Luxury & History.
  • Genevieve Dion presented at TEDx Philadelphia

    April 1, 2014

    Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory Director Genevieve Dion presented at TEDx Philadelphia.
  • Graphic Design included in GDUSA’s Highest Honors

    April 1, 2014

    Graphic Design Program included in GDUSA’s “Highest Honors: Top Design Schools” list.
  • Jen Blazina work exhibited

    April 1, 2014

    Art & Art History Professor Jen Blazina’s work exhibited in Foto Fest 2014 in Houston, Texas.
  • Mark Stockton solo exhibition

    April 1, 2014

    Art & Art History Professor Mark Stockton’s solo exhibition of drawings at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts.
  • Michael Glaser in the film Connecting: Makers

    April 1, 2014

    Product Design Program Director Michael Glaser in the film Connecting: Makers.
  • Katrina Connors and Drexel Engineering students won Most Innovative Project Award

    April 1, 2014

    Architecture student Katrina Connors and Drexel Engineering students won Most Innovative Project Award in the AEI Charles Pankow Annual Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition.
  • Kristy Jost receives international award from National Science Foundation

    April 1, 2014

    Fashion Design alum Kristy Jost received international award from the National Science Foundation.
  • Net Awards 2014

    April 1, 2014

    Graphic Design alum Yesenia Perez-Cruz named to shortlist for Web Designer of the Year, Net Awards 2014.
  • Neville Vakharia, Philly Tech Week panelist

    April 1, 2014

    Arts Administration Professor Neville Vakharia served as panelist for “The State of Art & Tech in Philadelphia” during Philly Tech Week 2014.
  • Product Design students presented to top firms

    April 1, 2014

    Product Design students presented to top firms in New York City.
  • Film & Video students produce “The Goodness Project”

    April 1, 2014

    Film & Video students produced “The Goodness Project,” directed by Professor Steve Acito.
  • Toby Seay and Ryan Schwabe in the annual Grammys on the Hill Advocacy Day

    April 1, 2014

    Music Industry Professors Toby Seay and Ryan Schwabe participated in the annual Grammys on the Hill Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.
  • Battlefest is Coming

    March 21, 2014

    In MAD Dragon Records’ upcoming Battlefest, four bands representing markedly different genres of music will play head-to-head in a circle that will surround the audience.
  • Graphic Design Students Celebrate Pennsylvania Ballet

    March 21, 2014

    As part of the anniversary celebration of 50 years of rich history at the Pennsylvania Ballet, Graphic Design students recently designed and installed an exhibit of artifacts, text, photographs and costumes in 22 display cases in the Library’s first floor West Gallery.
  • Cycles of the Future

    March 21, 2014

    Product Design Prof. Mark Hjeltness’ Motorcycle History and Design class spent 10 weeks conceptualizing, designing and modeling ultra-cool, high-performance bikes that might just be seen in showrooms in the future.
  • Pursue a Passion or Refine a Professional Skill

    March 21, 2014

    Through an exciting new program open to the public, you don’t have to be a Drexel student to engage with faculty at the top of their creative fields. Take an art or design course, or develop a technical skill, through Westphal College’s non-credit Enrichment and Professional course offerings, which cater to diverse learners of all backgrounds.
  • First Pong, Now Tetris

    March 21, 2014

    Game Art & Production Professor Dr. Frank Lee is following up last year’s world record-setting game of “Pong” with an even bigger feat of video game hacking for Philly Tech Week’s opening celebration on April 4.
  • Performance Charrette

    March 21, 2014

    Drexel students from a variety of majors will spend the first weekend in April locked in an intense, interdisciplinary design collaboration to create an experimental performance piece based on the distinctive style of Italian Fashion Designer Sonia Biacchi.
  • World Premiere: Kun-Yang Lins’ Be/Longing

    March 21, 2014

    One of the country’s foremost contemporary Asian-American dance companies, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers will open its 2014 home season with the world premiere of Be/Longing: Light/Shadow at Drexel’s Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Sts.) on Friday, March 21, 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 22, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Drexel Garners Top Gaming Rankings from The Princeton Review

    March 21, 2014

    The Princeton Review’s recently published report of the “Top 25 Schools to Study Game Design” ranked Drexel’s undergraduate Gaming program fourth in the nation, and the graduate Gaming program at sixth, the highest ranked program in our region.
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Reviews "Raw to Refined" Exhibit

    March 10, 2014

    Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Edith Newhall reviewed the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery's "Raw to Refined" exhibit in the newspaper's March 9 edition.
  • Tri-State Sustainability Symposium

    March 7, 2014

    The Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) will be hosting the Tri-State Sustainability Symposium at Temple University on Friday, March 7th.
  • Performance Charrette: Interwoven

    March 5, 2014

    Our 5th annual Performance Charrette brings together Dance, Digital Media, Photography, Film, Fashion Design, Entertainment & Arts Management and, actually all Drexel students for a weekend of intensive, interdisciplinary, multimedia performance and design collaboration to solve challenges within given parameters.
  • Westphal Students Participate in First Ever Fashion "Descience" Competition

    March 5, 2014

    We are proud to announce that five of our current Fashion Design students and three Fashion Design alumni were chosen to participate in the very first Descience Runway 2014 competition, competing with 53 others design teams from around the world.
  • Meet Our 2014 Macy's Fashion Incubator Designer-in-Residence

    March 5, 2014

    Fashion Design graduate program alumna Rebeca Imperiano Lucena Porto (’13) has been chosen for the 2014 team of Designers-in-Residence at Macy’s Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, succeeding Fashion Design alumna Annina King (’05) as Drexel’s representative designer in the program.
  • Flamenco Festival Begins at Drexel

    March 5, 2014

    The Philadelphia Flamenco Festival kicks into high gear this week with the presentation of three new works choreographed by Flamenco innovator Rosario Toledo.
  • Creating a Perfect Place to Play

    March 5, 2014

    For the past two years, Interior Design program director Debra Ruben has a led a participatory design seminar, working with McMichael School teachers, staff and Drexel engineering students, advised by Prof. Franco Montalto, to address the playground’s physical and aesthetic challenges, and their solutions address water management issues.
  • Participate in Drexel's Research Day 2014

    March 5, 2014

    All Westphal students are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in Research Day – the University’s annual celebration of research, innovation, scholarship and creativity. Research Day 2014 will take place at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday, April 10.
  • Timmy Graham: Art from the Fourth Dimension

    March 5, 2014

    Fulbright scholar and local artist Timmy Graham’s mathematical and scientific approach to art is evident in his twelve-foot oil paintings, which vibrate with saturated color and a complex overlaying of sexual-spiritual imagery.
  • Graduate TV Management Program to Launch Online

    March 5, 2014

    The Paul F. Harron Television Management graduate program will launch a new online version of the program in fall 2015, offering a 49-credit M.S. degree designed to educate and develop forward-thinking television and new media industry leaders, with a course of study that’s designed to be convenient for working professionals.
  • Faculty in the News: Sherman Aronson

    March 1, 2014

    Sherman Aronson, Adjunct Associate Professor and Thesis advisor is having a show of his recent digital art prints at the High Point Cafe in the Allens Lane Station.
  • Graduate Seminar Series at Cornell

    March 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising professor Dr. Joseph Hancock gave a talk at a Graduate Seminar Series in Cornell University’s Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design.
  • Plinth Magazine’s Museum of the Month

    March 1, 2014

    The Drexel Historic Costume Collection named Plinth Magazine’s Museum of the Month.
  • Philadelphia Flamenco Festival 2014

    March 1, 2014

    News coverage of the Philadelphia Flamenco Festival 2014.
  • Music Industry alum Kim Kelly publishes article in the Atlantic

    March 1, 2014

    Music Industry alum Kim Kelly published the article Fighting Violence Against Women in India with Heavy Metal in the Atlantic.
  • Window Concepts for the Penn Book Center

    March 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising Professor Kristen Ainscoe’s Visual Merchandising class designed and installed window concepts for the Penn Book Center on South 34th Street.
  • Washington D.C. Tour

    March 1, 2014

    Music Industry Professor Michelle Manghise’s Copyright course took a private Washington D.C. tour conducted by the Library of Congress.
  • Architecture student served as NAAB rep

    March 1, 2014

    Architecture student David Golden served as an NAAB representative.
  • MacDowell Colony

    March 1, 2014

    Architecture & Interiors Professor Nicole Koltick at the MacDowell Colony.
  • Television Management students at Drexel’s Student Conference on Global Challenges

    March 1, 2014

    Television Management Graduate students presented a panel at Drexel’s 7th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges.
  • Graphic Design Seniors Named "Students to Watch" by GD USA

    February 20, 2014

    Graphic Design USA magazine (GD USA), one of the most respected magazines for creative professionals, recognized Graphic Design seniors Luis Quevedo and Gerre Mae Barcebal as “Students to Watch in 2014.”
  • An Iconic U.S. Passenger Ship in 3D

    February 20, 2014

    Digital Media Prof. Glen Muschio and his Animation students have been applying talent and technology to creating digital cultural heritage, or recreating historic sites and artifacts in 3-D. One of the most massive projects on their plate is a complete 3-D digital rendering of a passenger ship that is 100 feet longer than the Titanic.
  • Study Tours Info Session

    February 20, 2014

    Hear and see presentations for 4 study abroad opportunities in Asia, Italy and Chicago.
  • Phil Griffin, MSNBC Mastermind

    February 19, 2014

    The Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Studies will host MSNBC President Phil Griffin for a free and open-to-the-public discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Bossone Hall’s Mitchell Auditorium (3140 Market St., Philadelphia).
  • Ed Hooks: Acting for Animation

    February 19, 2014

    On Friday, February 21st, Ed Hooks, author of "Acting for Animation," will be presenting his master class to Drexel students in the URBN Annex Screening Room! This is an exciting opportunity to meet someone unique in the entertainment industry, who has taught at Pixar, Blizzard and Dreamworks.
  • Philadelphia’s Geek Scene = Drexel Hands down!

    February 19, 2014

    Today’s WHYY Radio Times episode “Philadelphia’s Geek Scene” aired featuring interviews with Eric Smith, Amanda Danziger and a few other people about the “Geekadelphia” awards and Technicly Philly events.
  • AAGA's 11th Annual Art Auction

    February 10, 2014

    Win original artwork by Philadelphia-based artists, tickets to the Philadelphia Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Arden Theater, memberships to museums and passes to cultural experiences...
  • On The Next DNEWS...

    February 7, 2014

    A key word for this month’s episode of DNEWS is variety. The story range for DNEWS' January 2014 episode includes: New Year’s resolutions, Bubble Tea, a male pageant, war veteran art and much more! This episode will air tonight (Feb. 7) on DUTV at 8 p.m.
  • Wearable Power Poster Wins NSF Visualization Challenge

    February 7, 2014

    A team of Drexel University engineers, including Fashion Design alumna Kristy Jost, came up with a way to knit an energy storage device and have now been recognized by the National Science Foundation for their skill in showing how they did it.
  • Have You Been Accepted to Westphal?

    February 6, 2014

    Congratulations! Drexel hosts college-specific Accepted Students Days throughout the spring term. Please click here for important registration info regarding our Accepted Student Days on Feb. 22, March 9, April 6 and April 12.
  • AIAS Beaux Arts Ball Feb. 21

    February 5, 2014

    Interested in attending a Beaux Arts Ball closer to campus? We're inviting all students to Drexel's AIAS Beaux Arts Ball on February 21st at the Center for Architecture (1216 Arch Street)!
  • Fashion Alumna Annina King Dresses NBC's Jill Martin

    February 5, 2014

    Fashion Design Alumna Annina King ('05), a designer-in-residence at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's, will dress sportscaster and NBC personality Jill Martin for the annual Go Red for Women/The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection on Feb. 6.
  • Architecture Students Display Work at Degrees of Design

    February 4, 2014

    Four students from our Architecture program have work on display at the Center for Architecture's (CFA) annual Degrees of Design exhibit (1218 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA) running through through March 14. Degrees of Design is the Center for Architecture’s annual exhibition featuring student work from Philadelphia’s five Architecture and Design schools.
  • d&mShop's Valentine's Day Pop-Up!

    February 4, 2014

    Make your sweetheart swoon this Valentine's Day. The d&mShop has the perfect selection of Valentine's Day gifts – handmade cards, jewelry, accessories, home goods and more made by students, alum and faculty, all while supplies last!
  • Award-Winning Quilt Artist Victoria Findlay Wolfe

    February 4, 2014

    Victoria Findlay Wolfe, award winning quilt artist and author, will be visiting us on February 28, 2014 at the URBN Annex to present a lecture and quilt trunk show titled "15 Minutes of Play."
  • Andy Paige: Fabulously Frugal

    February 3, 2014

    Andy Paige earned her title “budget bombshell” as the author of the internationally best-selling book, Style On A Shoestring and through hundreds of “fabulously frugal” makeovers featured on over 200 episodes of television, airing in over 14 countries.
  • Flamenco’s Greatest Dancers at Drexel

    February 3, 2014

    Israel Galván, Pastora Galván and Rosario Toledo are three of the most outstanding flamenco dance artists in the world, known for remaking this art form’s rich artistic traditions. Drexel University is pleased to host these three masters and the second Philadelphia Flamenco Festival, which will take place from March 1–16 in the Mandell Theater, other locations on campus, and elsewhere in the Philadelphia area.
  • Theatre By The Book: Jane Jones

    February 3, 2014

    Jane Jones, artistic director and co-founder of Seattle’s Book-It Repertory, has been staging works of literature for 25 years and has adapted, directed and performed works by Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, , Raymond Carver,  Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Daphne du Maurier, and Jane Austen.
  • An Evening of 16th Century Fun

    February 3, 2014

    Take a trip back to 16th century England for an evening of Renaissance music, stories, jests and cuisine at the Performing Arts Department’s 24th Annual Madrigal Dinner on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Court of Drexel’s Main Building (32nd & Chestnut Streets).
  • Inclusive Design with Bonnie Mackay

    January 19, 2014

    Our first Rankin Scholar in Residence for 2014 is Bonnie Mackay of BMackay Consulting, former director of creative development and marketing for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and fashion director at Bloomingdales. Mackay’s innate sense for design and materials, combined with an understanding of business has enabled her to create innovative and highly profitable products and businesses.
  • Winter Dance Concerts

    January 19, 2014

    The Drexel Dance Program will present two concerts this winter – the Drexel Dance Ensemble’s “Memento,” and FreshDance’s “New Adventures.” Featuring original choreography from dance professionals and faculty including Professor Tania Isaac; Meredith Rainey, director of Carbon Dance Theater; Visiting Professor Leah Stein of Leah Stein Dance Company; guest artist Toni Renee Johnson of Maverick Dance, and faculty members Jennifer Morley, KC Chun Manning and Dr. Miriam Giguere.
  • Ardmore’s Music Hall Revival

    January 19, 2014

    Now in the hands of new ownership, the renamed and revamped Ardmore Music Hall is quickly regaining its former glory, thanks to renovations and the concert programming team of Music Industry professors Jesse Lundy and Rich Kardon, with a little help from Drexel graduates.
  • Bill Fennelly's Award-Winning Year of Theatre

    January 19, 2014

    The year 2013 was a very good year for Theatre Professor Bill Fennelly. His production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Syracuse Stage won Director of the Year and Production of the Year in the The Syracuse New Times’ Syracuse Area Live Theatre (SALT) Awards.
  • Sebastian Rich: Bullets to Ballet

    January 19, 2014

    The Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies has put together an exhibit of Sebastian Rich’s dance photographs, “Bullets to Ballet,” which will be on display at the Lincoln Center Film Festival in New York City before coming to Drexel’s URBN Center in February.
  • Samba and Study in Brazil

    January 19, 2014

    Over the holidays, Music Industry Professor Darren Walters led Drexel’s first study abroad program in Sao Paulo, Brazil, taking 11 students from various majors on a 10-day tour of the city’s music studios, record labels and cultural centers, including the Museum of Image & Sound and the University of Sao Paulo.
  • Winter Music Ensemble Performances

    January 19, 2014

    Get out of the cold weather and into the warm and welcoming Mandell Theatre for more than a month’s worth of fantastic concerts performed by our Music program students. Drexel’s winter music concert series, running from Feb. 9 through March 16.
  • Robert Torres: Game Changers in Education

    January 19, 2014

    The Digital Media Department will host Dr. Torres Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. in the URBN Annex Screening Room (3401 Filbert St.), where he will give a presentation, “Games for Learning and Assessment: Potential for Dramatic Change in K-16 Education.” All interested students and faculty are invited to attend.
  • Welcome to Campus: Not Your Ordinary College Tour

    January 19, 2014

    Philadelphia’s unconventional Swim Pony Performing Arts company and The Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP) want to take you on a very different tour of Drexel’s campus – one that fuses Drexel landmarks with very personal (and sometimes awkward) anecdotes of student life.
  • 2014 Oscar Contenders

    January 17, 2014

    Congratulations to Drexel Alumni that provided work on Animation and Visual Effects Oscar Contenders Frozen and Iron Man 3!
  • ARFAA Lecture Series

    January 9, 2014

    Husband and wife designers, Marguerite Rodgers and James Timberlake will speak briefly about their own work then participate in a conversation moderated by Derek Gillman that will explore their mutual influences, the intersection of architecture and interior design, as well as other topics.
  • Architecture and Energy Symposium

    January 9, 2014

    Symposium with David Nye, Reinhold Martin, Ursula Helse and others.
  • Theatre: New Works Festival

    January 7, 2014

    This winter, our Theatre program will be launching its very first New Works Festival, featuring an interactive theatrical tour experience with Philadelphia’s unconventional Swim Pony Performing Arts, a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel A Tale of Two Cities, and two nights of Drexel students reading new plays under the direction of Theatre Professor Bill Fennelly, with dramaturgy by Professor Bruce Graham.